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The master

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Sure most 16 kids are. But my parents give me loads of money pay monthly internet bill etc... Give me £5 to school everyday money to go out money for golf equipment it has got to the stage where I feel guilty for asking for money not to many kids say that but I'm not selfish I like to give in return.

So I need to get with 05 and get some stuff like new ps2 games new computer new golf equipment.


Anyone else broke, I have gone of the summer job idea as I chnage my mind about things every 3 hours but it may eat into my golf time.


Anyone have any ideas how I could earn a little sm of money? I'm having a big ebay sale at the weekend I will let you know how much I get form it.
 

Bravo

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Starting at age 14, I worked every summer. When my paycheck came in - I had to pay half of it to my dad...he said he would pay my car insurance with it or something like that.

When I got to college, I had to work every summer - but I got to keep the money. I often worked on Christmas break. Once in college I ran up a bunch of gambling debts - I delivered pizzas for six months to pay it off.

I can run a forklift, an acetylene torch for cutting scrap metal, small bulldozer. I can operate most commercial restaurant kitchen equipment including deep fryers etc. I learned basic carpentry, how to lay carpet, tile etc.

Get a job this summer. Do nothing except work and play golf.

It will be the best experience of your life. You will stay out of trouble and have a great time.
 

bdcrowe

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Starting at age 13, I worked in my parents' chain of restaurants. By 16 I was hanging sheetrock with my uncle's crew. At 17 before graduating high school I had moved out of my parent's house into a ratty little trailer. Hung sheetrock until age 25, at which time I decided IT was better than construction.

You gotta do what you gotta do TM. Get a job, build some bank, build some character and show mom and pop what you're made off. You'll grow into a better man, and not have such a wake-up call when you are on your own.
 
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spankdoggie

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Just go get a job doing anything, preferably in construction, I think.
 

Slingblade61

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Yes...construction.

I did a tour of duty in restaurants.......wish I had never done that.

Spank may be interested in this.......

I just found out that a kitchen I installed last June is going to be shown on Good Housekeeping magazine, they are going to do the shoot next month, I'll let you know when the mag comes out.

Here's a snap of part of it.
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spankdoggie

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I am going to buy that magazine. Just an awesome kitchen all around. Very old school yet modern...

Sling, the sink doesn't sit too well with me, but I love the island and really love that stove/range... Looks just like one a friend of mine got. I think it was a Viking.

What were some reasons not to put a small sink and faucet near the range on the island? I love the ceramic pipes...
 

Golfbum

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Summer Jobs

Started working when I was very young, about 10 years old. I lived on a farm and you always worked there. Cut grass, helped bale hay/straw, picked corn. Had a cucumber patch my father gave us a piece of land for, my sisters and I each had two long rows of cucs to pick, we kept the money.

Started working for the neighbour on his farm at age 13. Same thing, baled hay, straw etc, worked fields. Hey you ever work in a hay mow slugging bales of hay when it was 85F outside and about 110 F in that barn loft? That's damn hard work.

First off farm job at age 17, $2.00/hr, 40 hour week and gave my parents $20 of my take home money. Same thing next summer, only $2.25/hour in a factory warehouse. All the money I gave my parents for board eventually came back to me for college exspenses so it was a well learned lesson. I have spent the past 26 years working for Ford Motor Company. My reward will be retirement at age 53 and all the golf I can handle!

Both of my daughters started working at part time jobs at age 14. My oldest spent 2 months in the Ford Plant where I work last summer, made enough to pay for her college and room and board away from home. Youngest has worked for 5 years almost every Saturday at a hair dressers shop. She still works there and also works about 20+ hours a week at a grocery store.

One thing about working when you are young, you learn to respect money and it's value. Having everything handed to you on a silver platter will not teach you to respect money. Earning it the hard way will. Both of my daughters know how to save money.

JMO
 
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spankdoggie

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Nice post golfbum.

I didn't mean to neglect farm work when I mentioned construction. Farm work is good too, probably even better for a teenage kid...

The sort of construction I was talking about was as a laborer... working hard and growing some muscles and becoming a man... If I may digress, a small contracter in San Francisco makes about $80-100 an hour. After about 4 years of training the average electrician, plumber, tile dude, make about $45 an hour here (working under a contracter; the greedy bastards)... At least in my circle of the woods...

Of course, in the modern day Ireland, where immigration has reversed and more move to Ireland... the kid is thinking more about computers...

Strangely, for myself, I started work at 12 helping my dad in his janatorial business (he netted $70,000 a year in 1982-1986, and he tells me most of it went to paying his divorce lawyer against my mom, at the time, ha ha, we are all friends now...) ... Then at 15 I was selling newspapers subscriptions house to house (the year 1984) and I was making 215 or more dollars per week; good money at the time... I could go on and on...

Good post Golfbum. This kid needs to do some good hard work, and become a man. He could also take some spelling lessons. :)
 

Bravo

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spankdoggie said:
I am going to buy that magazine. Just an awesome kitchen all around. Very old school yet modern...

Sling, the sink doesn't sit too well with me, but I love the island and really love that stove/range... Looks just like one a friend of mine got. I think it was a Viking.

What were some reasons not to put a small sink and faucet near the range on the island? I love the ceramic pipes...

Sling:

I noticed the sink also and have seen a couple of these in superkitchens around here.

They Do seem a little odd to me also. What is the deal with these?

Super large and super deep to hold anything??
 

DaveE

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Slingblade61 said:
Yes...construction.

I just found out that a kitchen I installed last June is going to be shown on Good Housekeeping magazine, they are going to do the shoot next month, I'll let you know when the mag comes out.

So Sling, when you comin for a visit. I'll cook and provide beer and you can do that to my kitchen. Good deal huh? :p

TM, summer job is the way to go for now. I started young working in hay fields and then my dads farm. You'll feel better about yourself earning your own money.

I worked my way through college too. 30-40hrs a week and a full load of classes. It was hard but I got more job interviews because of the work I did than from having a degree.
 

Slingblade61

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It's called a farm sink, that one there is hand made in Great Britain.....heavy as all hell.

They are becoming more and more popular in older homes. The home here was built in 1753.

They aren't right for everyone but the look does grow on you. besides, we set trends we don't follow them. ;)
 

Rockford35

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Nice kitchen, Sling. That makes mine look like a construction zone.

We basically just moved into our place, it's nothing special. First home, needs some work, but the first year of owning a house is expensive, and it gets you to know what you can and can't live with.

This year we're re-doing the basement. Or getting hardwood/new carpet for the upstairs. The kitchen is taking a backseat to the bathroom upstairs for now, but we'll see what happens.

First thing's first tho, gotta put up a fence and gate to house this little guy who will be joining the family soon enough....

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DaveE

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Cute puppy. If it wasn't for my wife helping me stay in control I'd probably have a half dozen dogs.
 

six-t

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I mowed lawns until about 14 than moved to the Mom and Pop grocery/gas station. Very oldschool I counted tons of nasty cans and bottles as we have a deposit in Oregon and pumped gas. The owner used to let me do school work when it was slow and I got time off for marching band. I worked all through college and to this day have never had more than a month between jobs in about 15 years. I work with alot of people who never went to work until after college and I see a huge difference in work ethic and daily skills. Work and stay out of trouble you won't regret it.
 

Bravo

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Has anyone noticed that after all this discussion of work and earning your own money as a kid - that TM has not replied once?

Something tells me he ain't gonna reply and ain't gonna work either..... :p
 

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